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Should Wal-Mart and other employers in the US be forced to pay more to their staff?
The winners and losers in the US jobs market
Can the use of this beautiful but deadly element be phased out?
Will the 80% rise in the minimum wage really help Bangladesh's poor?
How laboratory-grown sapphires could create scratch-free phones
Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz on US recovery, austerity and global inequality
Africa has vast mineral resources but is still the poorest continent. Why?
Light, strong and incredibly durable - is aluminium the metal that just keeps on giving?
Iraq - a security nightmare for business or a land of commercial opportunity?
Exploring two different approaches to campaigning on big issues
Could 'catastrophe bonds' alleviate the cost of natural disasters like Typhoon Haiyan?
Sir Paul Smith, Tamara Mellon, and Micky Drexler on building a successful fashion brand
Helium is very rare on Earth so why is it wasted on kids' party balloons?
Today we explore weather and climate, both meteorological and economic.
What are China's leaders cooking up in their private meeting in Beijing?
The London Metals Exchange is tackling unprecedented queues at aluminium warehouses.
What does London's new port tell us about changing world trade?
Why phosphorus, a key fertiliser, may become as strategically important as oil in future.
As Twitter prepares to float we ask are we in the midst of another tech bubble?
Have the big banks been rigging the international currency markets?
Could Puerto Rico be about to default on its debts?